The arguments for and against Vancouver’s supervised injection site

A lightning rod for controversy, Insite attracts support and detractors along several main lines
Globe and Mail (Canada)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

insite-prepWhen the Supreme Court of Canada convenes to consider Vancouver’s supervised injection site, it will hear detailed arguments that hinge on the fine print of the Canadian Constitution. But besides being a landmark showdown between federal and provincial powers, the hearing also sets the stage for a ruling expected to affect not only the daily lives of injection drug users on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside but drug policy across the country and potentially farther afield.